Posts Tagged Senate

Senate OKs Malasakit Center bill on final reading

Robie de Guzman   •   November 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to institutionalize the establishment of Malasakit Centers in hospitals run by the Department of...

Senators, colleagues pay tribute to Nene Pimentel

Robie de Guzman   •   October 23, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. was honored by friends and colleagues at the Senate during a necrological service held on Wednesday. In separate eulogies, they...

Senate to pay tribute to Nene Pimentel on Wednesday

Robie de Guzman   •   October 21, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate will pay tribute to former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel in a necrological service scheduled on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Senate President Vicente Sotto III, together...

Villanueva pushes for grassroots approach to develop Filipino athletes

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 15, 2019

Senator Joel Villanueva said there is a need for a grassroots approach in order to develop Filipino athletes. In a statement, the senator said the lack of organization at the...

BuCor officials in ‘GCTA for sale’ controversy still under Senate custody

Marje Pelayo   •   October 4, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) awaits the recommendation of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on whether or not to accept under witness protection program (WPP) two of...

Hospital chief: 5,200 inmates die in Bilibid every year

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 3, 2019

Around 5,200 inmates in New Bilibid Prison (NBP) die every year due to overcrowding, according to NBP Hospital Director Ernesto Tamayo on Thursday (October 3). During the Senate hearing on...

Senate questions P39 meal allowance of inmates

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 3, 2019

Senators on Thursday (October 3) questioned the P39 meal allowance of inmates at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) which was supposed to be P60 per meal a day. In 2018,...

Congress on one-month break but Senate budget hearings, inquiry to continue

Robie de Guzman   •   October 2, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Congress has adjourned its session for a month-long break but Senate said it is still business as usual in the upper chamber. Prior to its session adjournment...

No need for ‘loyalty check’ amid drug recycling controversy — PNP

Marje Pelayo   •   October 2, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) Spokesperson Police BGen. Bernard Banac is confident that the entire police force remains in full trust of its leadership amid the controversial drug...

Senate OKs bill postponing barangay, SK polls to December 2022

Robie de Guzman   •   October 1, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senators unanimously approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. With 21 affirmative votes, zero negative votes...

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